The setting of Hope County, Montana will play a prominent role in Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 when it’s released early next year. That much is clear after seeing the first gameplay trailer, which was debuted during the developer’s E3 conference on Monday.
The game will follow a young Hope County sheriff deputy who must rid the serene countryside of Joseph Seed and his devout followers, who all believe the apocalypse is nigh. As you can see in the footage, Seed and his congregation have no problem disposing of those who don’t share their beliefs.
Far Cry 5 looks to have a similar execution to previous installments, with a variety of gadgets, vehicles, and weapons to use. There will be Guns for Hire, Fang for Hire, Death from Above and Friends for Hire systems, all of which will help aide you on your quest to defeat Seed and his followers.
Being that this is a Far Cry game, it’s ruthlessly violent, to the point of being gratuitous. But that’s why people love the series; it’s nothing if not violent, with plenty of unpredictability, too.
The previous entries in the series has seen players take on bad guys in exotic lands, from the Himalayas to a mysterious tropical island. Bringing the series stateside adds a completely new dimension, which the franchise sorely needed. Telling an interesting story has never been Far Cry’s strong suit, but Far Cry 5 has us feeling hopeful.
Far Cry 5 will be available on February 27, 2018.